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UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergrad Receives Goldwater Scholarship

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Loveprit Singh

UO Chemistry major Loveprit Singh has been named as a 2014 recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

The scholarship was was established in 1986 by Congress to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, whose career in the armed forces and the Senate spanned 56 years. The purpose of the award is to foster a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by supporting college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Awards can cover the junior and senior years or just the senior year. Recipients receive up to $7,500 annually to help cover tuition, fees, books, room & board.

Loveprit, a junior at the UO, is pursuing a double-major in Chemistry and Mathematics. The Goldwater Scholarship will support his senior year of undergraduate study. He also was selected as a Beckman Scholar in 2013, a scholarship awarded to outstanding sophomores or juniors to pursue extensive undergraduate research projects in chemistry.  Loveprit’s interest in organic chemistry led him to enroll in undergrad research in the Pluth lab, where he participates in research to develop fluorescent molecular probes for hydrogen sulfide detectors and donors – biocompatible tools which can aid in our understanding of the physiological roles of hydrogen sulfide.

After graduating from the UO, Loveprit plans to attend graduate school and pursue interests in green chemistry and environmental impacts while earning his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

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